One has to tip their hat to both the air traffic control at Doha as well as Qatar Airways for handling the airspace restrictions imposed by their immediate neighbours Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Yemen in the wake of the cessation of diplomatic relations between these countries and Qatar.
As their screen shots from FlightRadar24 and FlightAware show, African and South American flights require to go around the Arabian peninsula. The flights to Brazil now make a technical stop (i.e. refuelling) at Athens.
Most flights to other parts of the world are flying around the UAE turning south over the Omani exclave of Musandam entering the Gulf of Oman and carrying with their flight routes very close to routine.
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